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VOIJTMK XVII. V
PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, MAY 19, 1881.
tlTExtra Copies of the Herald for sale by
J. P. Youxo, at the Fost-OHlee Kewi Depcl
We invito tlie attention oftbe IPuMle to our ILarge and 'Attractive Stock of
Youths' Bow s'
r nil in fph
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A. S. PADDOfK. IT. H. Senator, Beatrice.
ALVIN H.U'.NDKUS, U. S. Senator, Omaha.
K, K. VALEN i INK, Kf preseutat'e. West 1'oint.
ALBIM'S N ANOK. (;ovemor, Lincoln.
S. J. AI.KX.W DEK. Secretary of State.
JOHN WAl.i.u'llN. Auditor, Lincoln.
. M. nAUri.KrT. Treasurer, Uncolu.
W. W. JON 1 Sunt. Public Instruction.
A. it. KK.Vl' . i.L. Land Coininii-sioiier.
C.I. 11Lo: ill. Attorney Central.
KHV. C. ('. It ::itis. Chaiilain of IVniteni,.ii y .
l)K. II. P. M . il llKWSON, Supt. Hospital tor
the In.s.i'. -.
V. jtreme Court.
S. MAXWKt.L. flilef Justice. Fremont.
(!K. B. I.Aht;, Omaha.
AM ASA COiU:. Lincoln.
Heritml Juiticinl Ttittriel.
S. B. I'OUXli. .iMde. Lincoln.
J. I . WA rs . lToseciit'.nit-Att y, .f. i ity.
W. C SHOW., l,l kk, t Jel'K lili'lci conn.
A. N. RVLLIV AX, County Judge.
J. 1). TUTT. t i.i.iiiy Clerk.
J. M. I'ATl'KCSO'X. County Treasurer.
K. W. HVK1!. slieriff.
K. H. WOOl.l'V, Co. Sup't Iul). lustiuctiou.
. i. FAIU I!-;LI. Surveyor.
I. 1. tiASS. i.ioiicr.
SAM'L KIC1I AUDSOX. Mt. I'leaj-ant I'leciiict
ISAAC WILK. Plattsuioutli Prccinet.
JAMKS CKAWroKl). South HenU Precinct.
I'arttes havluj; business with the County j
ConiniUciontrs. will find tliein in session the
First Monday and Tuesday of each month. 43tf
J. V. JOHNSON'. Mavor.
J. M. I-ATTEKSON, Treasurer.
J. 1. SIMPSON, t ity Clerk.
KICHAKI) VIVIAN. Foltee Judfre.
W. I). JONES, Chief of Police.
F. E. WHITE. Chief of Eire Oept,
lnt Ward F. (JOKDKK. C. H. PA KM K I.E.
2d Ward ti W. FAIKFIELU. J. V. WECK-
3d Ward-I). JIILI.EU.THOS. roLI. K.
4th Ward P. McCALLAN. C. S. DAWSON.
i'oetmoxter-JyiO. W. MAKSHALL.
IHt. II. MKAIIK,
PHYSICI X and SI'TICEON, otnee in Fitz
gerald Klock, which will be open day or nKh-
K. J. I. JIfCltKA,
1IOMEPATHIC PHYSICIAN. Ofll.-e over X'.
V.Matuew's Hardware Store, Flaltmoutli, Ne
K. U. LIVIXtiSTOX. sr.
l'UVSICIAN c SfKOKOX.
OFFICE HOCKS, from 10 a. in., to 2 p. in.
Examining Surgeon for L S. Pension.
llltttMIIIOUtll. Sf ll'XJ.U.
Olllce on Main Street over Solomon . Na
tlian's Store. iLl.
COLL ECTJOA'-S H r'&'CJM L Tt .
ATTOKNEY AT LAW. Keal Estate. Fire In
uninee and Collection Agency, tlillct in Fitz
gerald's block. Plattsniouth. NebrasKa. ?ma
;f.o. ft. him ii.
ATTOKNEY AT LAW and Keal Estate liro
ker. Social attention ictveu to Collections
nnd all matters affecting the titie to real estate.
Ollice on ad lloor over Post oilice. Plattsmouih.
Nebraska. 4Q l.
" U. II. WIIKKLKK A Vtt.
LAW OFFICE, Keal 1 Mate. Fire and Life In
surance Aleuts, Plattsniouth, Nebraska. Col
lectors, lax -pay erx. nave a complete. auMiati
of titles. Buy and sell real estate, negotiate
loans, &.c. ' ' '
HA:'!, 91. CHAPMAS, .
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
And Solicitor In Chancery. Oilice in Fitzger
J9yl PLATTSMOL'TH. N Lb.
li, B. W i son AM. J. A. Cami-wkll.
Attorney at Law. Notaiy Public.
Vi:IMIAM A AIII'XII.LI..
COLLECTION AND KEAL ESTATE AtlENTs
Oflice over W. II. Baker & t'o's Store.
Platumouth, Nebraska. aoly
JAMKS E. MOKRISOS, W. I-. 11KOWNE.
lIOUItl!SOX A. ItltOIV.Vf..
ATTO It X E YS AT LAW. Will practice tu Cass
and Hdjoining Counties ; gives specia: at trillion
to c41fclions and ahstracis of utie. tillice. in
FiUendd Block, Platls'liiout h. Nebraska.
v. iii:isi:i. ii i i-tor.
Fiortir, Coin Meal & lni
Always n hand and for sale at lowest cash
Inices. The highest prices paid for Wheat ai.d
'orn. Particular attention j;iven custom work.
aKKXTH AM AXV.iKKS
Make from ,. per wi ck selling L'ooilsfor
K. U. KIDEOl T & CO-.-lo llaiviay Slieet, Ni w
Yolk. Send for ealalogne and terms. 22ly
JLS& S -Ajs js .
J. F. B A U A E i S T H j
Furr.isiie Frili. Pine Milk,
Special eall attended to. and Fre-h Milk
from same cow fumi-hed when wanted. 41y
3IACIIINe' SHOTS !
P1.ATT8MOUTII. S Kit..
Repairer of Steam Engines, liuiUrs,
Saw and Grist Milk
UAKAM) HTILUI FITTItiH,
brought Iron Pipe. Force and Lift Pipes Steam
Gauge. Safety-Valve tiovernrs. and all
kluJs of brass Engine Fittings,
reir.'.h ed on sliort notiwe.
H. A. WATERMAN & SON
- Wholesale and Retail Dealers in
Ma. street. Comer of Fifth.
PLATTSMOUTH. - - - - NEB
Still Better Rates for Lumber
we have jut-received for the
steals and Cottons, asasi caia offer CRreater Inducements in
tiaan ever hefore. .An examination will well repay those -in seareli
ofi'JSararains. BHAITfej in Straw. Haw IFelt anel IFine IFelts and Wool.
B. & M. R. R. Time Table,
Talcing Effect December 5, 1880.
FOlt OMAHA fTToM PLATTSMOL'TH.
leaves 7 :20 a. m. ' Arrives 8 -.30 a. in.
2 :45 p. in. " 4 :00 p. in.
" 7 :00 a. in. " 9 :10 a. in.
FKOM OMAHA FOlt PLATTSMOL'TH.
Leaves 8 :.r0 a. in. Arrives 10 :O0 a. in.
O :.V p. in. ' 7 -JiH . in.
" 7 ;W( - 9 K) ' "
FOIl THE WEST,
leaves Platisniouth s :20 a. m. Arrives Lin
coln. 12 :05 p. ii:. ; Arrives Kearney, T- 40 p. in.
Leaves l'laUsim.ulli at 7 :25 p. in. arrives at
Liucoln at :50 n. in.
Freight leaves at 8 :"0 a.m. and at 8 :10 p. in.
Arrive at Lincoln at 4 : 55p. in. and 2 :00 a. in.
FKOM THE WEST.
leaves Keaniey. a :3( i. in. leaves Lincoln,
I .on p. in. Arrives PlattMiiouth. 3 :M P. in
1-aves I. inc. .In at 5 :4 a. in., arrives at
Pluttsuioui Ii 8 a. in.
Freight leaves Lincoln at 12 :05 p. ni. and 0 :40
p. in. Airivt-s at i'intisiiinatli at ft ;3.1 p. in. and
I I :Sp. in.
Panse'ier trains leave Plattsmouih at 7 00 a.
in.. 8 5 a. m.. 3 40 p m. and arrive at Pacific
Junction at 7 an a. in., 8 3 a. nt, and 4 10 p. in.
FKOM THE EAST.
Paseenjjer trains leave Pacific .1 miction at 8 30
a. in.. G 4. p. in., 1000 a. m. and arrive at Platts
inouth at 9 00 a. in.. 7 15 p. m. and 10 30 a. in.
, U. V. 11. 11. Time Table.
Taking Effu t Sunday, December 5. 18K0.
WEST. STATIONS. EAST.
5:i:pni UASTINOS. 12:10am
6:15 AY It. H:5
7 :2" BLUE HILU 1-'H)
8:20 COWLES. 9 :J0
8:65 AM BOY 8:25
9 :4 BED CL'-l'D. 8 :00
10 :I5 I N A VA LE. e :a5
10:55 KIVEKTOX. 6:10
U :4) FRANKLIN. 5 :10
12:10pm ! BLOOMINOTON. 4:45
U JXi j N A PON EE 1:10
1:20 KEPI'ULICAN .1 :4!
1 :tO ALMA 2A5
V. OKLEANS '-''fr
2.VI i 1 :4a
3 I OXFOKD 12:o0am
5:00 I AKAPAliOE 11:4a
AUKIVAIj AM lllil'AKTrUE OF
PL. TTJJIOl'XII .U AILN.
7.30 p. 111. I
9.:i a. in. f
8.oo a. m. (
3.:to p. in.
11.00 a in
7.30 p. in.
I0.3'i a in. i
7.3a p. in. f
ll.oo a m.
Nov. 10, 1 m
I 7.00 a. ni.
') 3.oo p. ni.
8..-o a. in.
I r.l. p. m.
3.00 p. Ill
7.( 0 a. in
t 7.45 a. 111.
" 2.00 p. 111.
l.oo p. in
l.oo p. Ill
SOf 1 11 KK.V.
J. W. Marshall. P. M.
MI. 0KIX OAKLING,
SOUTH BEND, NEB.
DRUGS, PAINTS, OILS, ETC.,
FLOUR AND GROCERIES
Or Darling is alio a Pracli.siiiR Physician and
can always be found at his Office In
the Urug Store.
Special attention paid to
OliiSTERICAL CASES. 31mG
, oe tii m:i, m:i:ii isik i.
A Oood 'linne.- alwayn nil hand. Repairing
done neatly, promptly; and cheaply.
Eave-tronchin and liootiiiK alo
done to order.
IleniPiiil ei tlie inline :md place, Tlay Bros.
South He ml, Nebraska. 31m3
O. F. JOHNSON,
! WA.L.L. PAPER.
Ail Paper Trimmed Free of
AI-S DEALEIt IN
IT--j : ption nrrtilly Compounded
y nn Experienced Iru;;it
KKMEMl'.EK THE PLACE.
Cth ST., 2 DOOItS SOUTH OF MAIN
Eight Mile Grove, Neb.
flavin? opened a New Store at the abor
. I call attention to mv uck. and ask the
patronage of my friends and the
1 ublic in general.
Dry Goods, Groceries
Tinware Wooden wart
a:id (leueral Goods of all sorts.
CHEAP JJSTID GOOD
Call and see oar Stock before going
31Iy Walter Jenkins.
KTC, ETC., ETC.,
Of All Descriptions.
METALLIC BURIAL CASES
Of all sizes, ready made and sold cheap for cash
JI" PINE HEARSE
IS XOW EEADY FOR SERVICE.
With many thanks for past patronar
invite all to call and examine my
LARGE STOCK OF
13tf. K UK XT I' IE AXI IH1FFIXN
u U vrS ;.:iNr - --v- ' 'U'!.-
'vnAMUH CAB Inc. I
4 Sole Appointing Agtnt for
The riirlvalled Mason & Hamlin
AIho State Apent for the Henry F Miller and
AV. C. Emerson Co. Pianos.
at office. Sixth, one door south of Main St.
Will do well to examine our
Xew Mason & Hamlin
03 5 CO s
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I M Ji j
G tn S
5 -C I
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MONARCH MILLIARD HALL!
In the basement of Merges' Store,
PLATTSMOUTH, - - - NEBRASKA.
One door east of the P. O.
Rooms Newly Fitted up With
SKW 3IOXAICCII TABLIX
Cigars Temp3rane Drinks
On band at the counter.
It Is a wide and spacious Hall ; plenty of room
for player Mid seats for visitors.
En. Oliver. P. IJ. MUUPHY,
Manager. Htf Prop.
Ll'orf&t and Medicine ever Hade.
laiMoation of Hops, Buchu, Man-
drakewi Dandelion. withatie bet and
most c m nra tive pruiKrtnrs or au other Bitters,
mnlfa tho ereauel Blood furlfitr. Llvnp
No di?ase e
.an possibly lontr eilst where nop
Hitters ore ua
kedio vaxied ana perfect are their
I!i97 civs t8lif9aalTlort3tkoie8laditara.
To all whosa amploTroenU cause irretralari-
tyorthelKwelsorX.rinary organs, or who re
quire an AppcixeXonic and mild Stimulant,
No matter what your teW-lintrs or symptoms
are what the discaaeor ailWeat Is use Hop Bit
ters. lon't wait until xouam re sick but If you
only (eel bad or numerable , "e ttiem at once.
It may -xto your lift?. It katE3 area Hundreds.
500wiUbepaidforacal9 ther will not
euro or belli Do not suffer ret your friends
Buift r.but use and urtre tiiemouaa Hop B
Kemcmbcr, flop Bitters is noa. "H drurawt
drunken no.truru, but the lrpRtPV. a a d Best
Hedicine ever inado ; the "MV1LID6W sKtSJIO
and HOfZ" and no person or family
anouia ue wituouc mem.
n. I.C.N an atnolute and Irresistible nir.
lururunitciim '3, useoi opium, ioiucco and!
narcotic. Aii st i.i uy tiruirirwts. Send
If you want any
Fire or Ornamental Brick,
J. T. A. HOOVER,
LOUISVILLE, - - NEBRASKA.
S!TY1B TTS REMEDY FOB BALDNESS
RJ IsTS. Sf"a Fr:npUoii Free tuan
liSiperson wn wl;I gIO u,
81. a newgrowinel&alr.Whuksraor Huataciies
U ariuaiiy produce.!.
kaauuisca 4c Co., 3 Cliatoa 2lxe, Xew ZWk.
IF1 XE. S T
OK PLATTSMOUTH. NEHKASKA.
John FtTziF.rtALi ...
E. (i. Ijovky
A. W. McLaumhlix. .
JONH O ltOUKKK
This Bank is now open for business at their
lew room, corner Mam and Sixth streets, and
is prepared to transact a ueneral
Stocks, Bonds. Gold, Government and Local
Uejtosits Received and Interest Allow
ed on Time Ccrtilcates.
available in any part ot the United States and
in all the Principal Towns and Cities
AGCXTS FOU TIIK
km an Line and Allan Line
OF NT KA 31 V. ItS.
Person wishing to bring out their friends from
PUKCflASK TICKETS FHOJI ITS
Throaeli to Plattumout h.
WEEPING WATER BANK
This Bank is now open for the transaction of a
Banking Exchange Business.
Received, and Interest allowed on Time Certi
ficates. I HAFTS
Drawn, and available in the principal twns
and cities of the United States and Europe.
Agents for the celebrated
Wmi Ling of Steamers.
Purchase your tickets from us,
Through from Europe to any
. Point in the West.
REED BUOS., 21.f Weeping Water. Neb.
Successor to Sack Bhothkic.
S TO "VIES, .
TINWARE, SHEET IRON. ZIN
At the old Stand opposite the new IK, v.
Making. & Reuairintf Done.
JUST OPENED AOAIN.
New, Clean, First Class Meat Shop,
onMain Street Corner or Bill, Plattsniouth
Everybody on hand for fresh, tender meat.
li LACK MIT 1 1
Wagon, Buggy, Machine and Plow re
pairing, and general jobbing
I a:n now prepared to do all kinds of repairing
of farm and other machinery, sis there
is a good lathe in my shop.
The old Reliable Waon Maker
has taken chance ot the wagon shop.
He la well known as a
NO. 1 WORKMAN.
w Masons and Ilussir made to
Shop on Sixth street epposite StreiRht's Stable
TEXT DOOE TO CA.:r:R,TXX K'S.
Nov York and Hie Toliticiaiis.
There has been a tremendous con
test in the city of Xew York, winch
is very signilicant and interesting.
As we write the conflict is at its
thickest and dirtiest ; for it is the
.struggle of the citizens to escape the
dust, mud and liitii, breeding discom
fort and disease, which professional
politicians insi3t upon cherishing for
the benefit of their own pockets. The
mass-meetings of the "citizens, even
uttou this uns:tvorv subject, have been
full of eloauence and enthusiasm,
Thev have recalled the irreat meetings
to break ui the Tweed Hing, and it.
i is easy to detect in them the old spirit
: of the Revolutionary Sons of Liberty.
! Dise.isi is rife. Small-pox, scarlet
lever, diphtheria, and typhus have
been almost epidemic. The death
rate has increased, and the physicians
have spread the alarm. Meanwhile
the streets have been piled and ob
jstiucted with tilth and reeking with
foulness, until a general instinctive
consciousness that the whole c ty ma
: chinery for cleanliness, consisting of a
gang of the smallest kind of politi
j cians, was absolutely useless, pro
'duceda protest and uprising, which
j nave been refreshing to those who
! sometimes half despair of the sur
vival of any public spirit whatever.
There has been the liveliest truth
telling at the meetings, in which
party lines have been absolutely ig
nored, and the city politician has been
faithfully and brilliantly portrayed.
The city politician is it smart, inso
lent, vulgar, venal trader in place and
politics,, w ho counts upon the good-
natured indifference of the public,
upon party spirit, and on his own
effrontery. His purpose is to get as
much of the public money as he can,
and to use party, bo;li that which is
nominally his own and the opposi
tion, to enable hini to do it. lie has
an absolute contempt for mankind,
and an amused incredulity of all gen
eruus motives and public spirit. He
is "on the make" himself, and he
thinks everybody a fool who is not,.
The word ''reform" he linds conven
ient for any peculiarly daring stroke
of unscrupulous knavery. But if he
meets a man who is appaia-n.iy sin
cere, and earnest to throw light, into
darkness, to straighten crooked ways
and to abolish abuses, his contempt
becomes rage, and he can only splutter
what the ooys call liifalutin rhetoric.
This precious character having re
ceived an ollice, uses it first to help
himself, then to help his party,
unless he can make more by "selling,
it out." The old Tweed era was "a
deal" of "a pool,"between politicians
of opposite parties. Tweed's "pals" in
the other party ran straight party
tickets when Tweed could be better
helped in that way; and there were
the noblest appeals to stand by the
grand old party, and to maintain the
time-honored principles, and to keep
the proud Hag of no surrender tiy in -
under which, in the back room, tin
"swag" was pleasantly divided. It i
this kind of politician which has im
posed pestilential streets upon the
city, which has struck hands with filth
and malaria, and which sneers at hon
est citizens, in-Tweed's old phrase, to
know what they mean to do about it.
Unless all spirit, and honor, and stlf
respect have departed from the citi
zens, they will do something very ef
fectual about it. The present ring
masters are a pale and puny set com
pared with Tweed's, but the citizens
of Xew York tried conclusions with
him wilh some success, and if the de
sire of relief in the city is now baftled,
we expect to see the issue nnV.e at the
polls next autumn as distinctly as it
was with Tweed, and the t lading pol
iticians politically buried in the mire
in which they have kept the. city.
Editor's EaV Chair, in Harper's
Magazine for June.
The Shearing Festival.
The sixth annual sheep shearing
festival was in progress last week as
we went to press, and as we were un
able to give any extended account at
that time it was our-intention to give
a full synopsis this week. L?ut a press
of news prevents, and hence a
brief outline only can be given. A
large number of persons from abroad
were prtsent. Some line stock was
exhibited, in fact all were line grade
animals, and the. number of contest
ants for prizes were numerous. The
shearings, with weights as found by
the committee were entirely satisfac
tory, and withal flattering. The din
ner at the Opera House wa the best
ever set out by the Beatrice ladies and
iiill justice was done it. Ex-Governor
Furnas delivered a masterly ad
dress and w.is followed by Peter Jan
sen, Esq., in an able paper on sheep
raising. The ball in the evening was
a magnificent ending to the festal day
and closed an epoch in Beatrice festiv
ities. Beatrice Courier.
Meeting of the Fish Commissioners.
The State Fish Commisioners, Gen.
li. li. Livingston and W. L. May met
at the Commercial hotel Saturday af
ternoon, the third member of the board
Hon. U.S. Kaley being absent on ac
count of sickness.
Nine bids for the location of the
State fisheries were opened but none
of them were deemed worthy of ac
ceptance therefore they were all reject
ed. The board will meet again in Omaha
next week. Globe.
Boston ij talking of taking up the
world's fair scheme. Boston is too
too utterly utter. A next world's fair
might be successful in Boston, but a
this world's never! O. Rep.
all the latest styles In Dassl2iaercs5 UVor-
The liisr Morning Star.
A suggestive, if humble, contribu
tion to current literature is furnished
by the Eadle Ktatali Toh (I5ig Morn
ing Star), in a few extracts from
letters recently written by the pupils
of the Carlisle school to their Indian
relatives, who will perhaps get at t lie
meaning of them through the agency
interpreters. One lad expresses his
contentment in this fashion:
"White mail is very good, and Da
kota wav is not good, I gtifss. 1 am
not timid, I wish I will
: good boy. and when I
grow up tti a
am all done I
want you would wonder.
A dutiful nephew has no intention
of losing his hold on his Indian uncle,
whom he thus reminds of his exist
ence: "I)E.n Uncle: I think you do not
remember me, but I am one of our
relations. Hi.rBKX, son of Quick
The son f the Cheyenne chief Dig
Horse win probably give the stout war
rior mingled pride and pain bv this
"I study in the book to push hard,
and 1 don t like the Indian way. I am
one to push and learn white ffcople's
way. I am a farmer.
Darlington, son of a Sioux, seems
to have already learned what is the
chief aim of a white man, for he writes
in this strain :
"I want to know the white man's
way and when I know the white
man's way, I think I will not be poor."
All the little pupils seem to be im
pressed with the "good eat" they en
joy, but a little Cheyenne maiden of
10 summers adds these points which
show that sex is no affair of color
"The Carlisle is very nice, and my
shoe very nice, and my dress very nice,
and mv hat very nice, and very good
An Arapahoe youngster has got be
yond the point of food and clothing,
and writes to a friend or relative at
one of the ''western agencies as fol
lows: "We have good warm houses here.
We. have boiler here and pipes run
through the rooms and have steam in
them, and it heats all the rooms. 1
think your school ought to have a
Wolf Quiver will probably have
some strange thoughts in his Indian
brain when he gets this appeal from
his own son IVatone:
"Say, father you must trying to fol
low the white man's road. You must
not be lazy, you try the white man's
road as soon as you can. ' You must
not be mad, no bad. You be a good
man every day."
Minnie, also, adopts a tone
vice toward stalwart Yellow
the Arapahoe chief:
"You must try hard to do
You must try hard to learn
j i ;l, ways dtt tli:it W:iy. When I
went to bed 1 always thinking about
my home. I never get . cross at any
body." In a like strain Davis, writing to
Bull Bear, the Cheyenne, says: "I will
do what ou say to me, every time;"
'and then he makes this plea in return:
'Just you go ahead, don't get tired any
more." A Ponca youth of maturer
years announces his ambition in this
fashion: "I like to learn something.
I tell vou I make good tin, and I like
to learn white man's talk." Here is a
letter, brief, but iointed:
"Mr. Porcupine Sitting on Wood:
Don't forget always before. From
your true son, Joe Taylor."
One letter, addressed on the outside
"Mr. Heai Horses." is affectionately
signed: "From your loving daughter.
Cheyenne Minerva Heap Horses;" and
another emphatic signature is in this
form:" Wooden Earring Itebecca Perit,
me." A letter of advice, which is di
rected by one lad to his mother on
Porcupine Tail Creek, might do almost
as well for the people of Xew York
city in these days, for it runs as fol
lows: "Keep one place all the time; don't
move anywhere always; sometime you
move one other place and you stop
there one year or half a year and you
move again to another one place."
Considering that some of these little
letter writers knew no English eight
een months ago, their correspondence
is certainly creditable, and promising.
A long discussion took place in the
Republican caucus at Washington on
the 10th, the result of which is as fol
lows: In all of the diseusssion very kind
feeling was manifested towards Conk
ling by Senators who maintained that
Boberlson ought to be confirmed, and
declared their intention that it was
necessary to antagonize Conkling. who
wa.s part of the time absent from the
caucus and in his committee room.
A general disposition wa.s manifested
to avoid putting any humiliation upon
Conkling in confirming Roterts;n.
Several Senators who supported Rob
ertson, expressed the opinion that
Conkling had been unjustly abused
in the newspapers; that he had some
cause to complain, and that though it
as proper to confirm Robertson and
sustain the President, liepub'ic.t.is
should in their. speeches and acts show
that they esteem and appreciate Conk
ling, and this feeling prevailed to
such an extent that a vote on Bum
side's resolution w is
postponed without much opposi
tion, though a majority had declared for it.
The eaucu.s adjourned without de
claring anything by actual vote, but
it was developed that a majority wiil
sustain the administration.
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All Around Us.
Our Western exchanges complain
that it is too dry. Come along and
take a little of our rain. We can
spate a little just as well as not.
1). T. Sherman, formerly of Seward
and Aurora, has removed his printing
ollice from Harvard to Sterling, John
son county, Xeb., and will publish a
paper there hereafter.
In Juuiatla an amateur dramatic
company are playing the "Last Loaf."
We have a distinct recollection of say
ing to some one, "y-you m-arry m-me
and I'll g-g-give y-y-you a p-p-pig,"
ourselves in the years gone by.
Central City is the best side walked
town of its siz.L in thg State. In five
ears, if our citizens continue their
present public spirited course in the
matter ol tree planting, its streets will
be the bett shaded and most beautiful.
Let the good work go on.
The Item was this week taken into
school as a reader and speller, to alter
nate.with the regular text books. It
being the belief of the teachers that
current literature and current news
should form a part of the education of
youth. Central City Item.
A family of Sherman county
honn stea lers. composed of two men
and a woman and child passed thro'
here Thursday on foot, hauling their
little all in a hand-'-art. Their story
was that their house and all effects
had been burnt to the ground.
They said they were on their way to
friends living in Xebraska City. Fair
Mrs. . I. Stroh m, of Xew Era pre
cinct, planted over two thousand live
hundred fruit and forest trees on her
claim in (josper- county on Arbor Day
and Ihe day before, with her own
hands, notwithstanding the fact of
her being a rather delicate lady and as
a general thing not enjoying good
health, (losper county may well feel
proud of Mrs. Strohm a3 a citizen.
Jaaies '.lakes an After-dinner Speech.
Special lipateh to the Clobe-Demoerat.
Xew York. May 10. At the annual
dinner of the Chamber of Commerce
to-night Post-master General James
said; 1 am directed by the President of
the LniiedJStates to say that it was
his intention to be present this even
ing, but owing to the severe, though I
am glad to say not seriojs, illness of
Mrs. Gaitield.'he linds himself unable
to attend, and he requests me to
present his regrets. Speaking of
the investigations now in progress in
the Post Office Department by direction
of the President, 'et me say that they
are aiuied at a system and not at men,
but if this inquiry should disclose that
any persons have been guilty of cor
ruption and fraud, they will be handed
over to the Department of Justice,
presided over by the intrepid, able,
and energetic Attorney General,
The county may be assured that nj
mail service necessary to the welfare
of any community shall be abolished
or curtailed, while all unnecessary and
wasteful expenditure shall be relent
lessly eut off. In other words, it is
proposed that the postal service shall
be conducted and distributed with
strict regard to actual public require
ments, and not with a view to serving
private interests. I will only add in
further reference to this subject that
it is the intention of the President, as
embodied in his explicit instructions
to myself and the honorable Attorney
General, to pursue this investigation
until there are no more facts connected
with it to be ascertained.
Again thanking you for your kind
attention, in conclusion let me beg to
assure you that no effort shall be spar
ed to administer the affairs of the
Post Office Department faithfully, effi
ciently and economically ; that an earn
est endeavor will be made to meet
the increasing demands of our coun
try; that the business and social re
quirements ol this "great city, as well
as th.ise of other cities, so far as postal
faci ities are concerned, shall not be
overlooked or ignored, and that no la
bor shall be neglected to give the na
tion a service of which it need not be
National Associated Prees.
Chicaoo, May 12 1 a. in. It was
stated yesterday morning that the
switchmen's strike was practically at
an end, and that the objects for which
it was started have not been wholly
accomplished, though in some few
cases the roads have advanced the pay
of the men and promised to improve
their condition in other ways. It is
estimated that a third of the strikers
have resumed work, while, the balance
will retrain oui and make a farther
effort to carry their point. The freight
blockade i.- enormous and business men
are becoming very impatient. One
car load ! potatoes and several of
butter and eggs on the track, most of
which wiil be a total loss. There has
also been a Heavy loss on live poultry
shipped in from ti.e country about the
timii the trouble broke out, much of
which still remains in the cars.
Cincinnati, O., May 12 -1 a. m.
The) section men on the Indianapolis
division of the Coljimbus, Cincinnati
& Indianapolis railroad struck for an
advance of 25 cents a day. They have
been getting $1.13.
'Strip a Senator of his patronage,"
sas the Inter-Ocean, "and what is her""
Why an ex-senator, of course. O.
One View of it.
It is generally conceded that Senator
Conkling made a splendid impression
before the Republican caucus yester
day. He was tible to say in the pres
ence of his brother Senators that he
had never asked a favor of Mr. Gar
field, and that he defied any man in the
country to find the application of a
single ofiice-seeker which boro his en
dorsement. He was able to say still
more, that he had not asked for the
appointment of a single ' officer, clerk
or laborer in the Xew York Custom
House for twenty years, and more even
than this, he is able to prove it. The
truth of the matter is, Roscoe Cor.kling
lias been and is to-day the cleanest
politician in Washington. His aims
are beyond party patronage. He does
not find time to think of it. lie would
not dabble in it if he were invited to
do so. He is a great man, and being a
great man he is misrepresented and
maligned by every little blackguard
scribbler in the land. These journal
istic pups do not know a really great
man when they see him, and it is un
necessary to say that really great men
do not know them. X'ews.
The quartermaster at Yankton has
issued 37,400 rations to sufferers by
the flood. Captain Clagne, who was
sent by General Terry on a tour of in
vestigation, reports that the ofiicers at
Fort Randall saved seven hundred
persons from possible starvation. O.
While the most of our traveling men,
our commercial tourists are nice
Christian gentlemen, there is occasion
ally one that is as full of the old Nick
as an egg at this time of tin; year is
full of malaria, Thens wa.s ono of
them stopped at a country town a few.
nights ngo where there was a church
fair. Ho is a blonde, good-natured
looking, serious chap, and having
stopped at that town every month for
a dozen 3 ears, every body knows him.
He always chips in toward a collection,
a wake or a rooster light, and the town
swears by him. lie attended the fair,
and a jolly little sifter of the church, a
married lady, took him by tLo hand
and led Liiu through the green fields,
where the girls sold him ten cent
chaiic.es in sawdust dolls, and beside
still waters, where a girl sold him
sweetened water wilh a sour stomach,
for lemonade, from Rebecca's well.
The sister linrilljr tood beside him
while the deacon was reading off num
bers. They were drawing a quilt, ami
as the numbers were drawn nil were
anxious to know who drew it. ' Fjnally,
after several numbers were drawn, it
was announced by tho deacon that
number fifteen drew tho quilt, and tho
little sister turned to the traveller and
said, "My! that is my number. I have
drawn it. What shall I do?" "Hold
up your ticket -and shout keno," ho
said. Tho little deaconess did not stop
to think there might bo guilo lurking
in tho traveling man, but being full of
joy at drawing the quilt, and ice-cream
because the traveling man bought it,
she rushed into tho crowd toward tho
deacon, holding her number, and
'.onto 1 so thev could hear it all over
tho house, "keno!" If a bank had burst
in the building there couldn't have
been so much astonishment. Thcjlca-
con turned pale and looked at Lis poor
little sister as though sho had. fallen
from grace, and all tho church people
looked sadly at her, whilo the worldly
minded people snickered. Tho little
woman saw that sho had got her foot
into something, and asked the traveling
man what Jceuo meant. He said he
didn't know exactly, but ho had alwaj-s
seen people, when they won anything
at that game, yell "keno." She isn't
oxa'.-lly clear yet what keno is, but sho
sa3s she has sworn off taking advico
from pious looking traveling men.
They call her Little Keno now.
'Mother reading: "Ami evcTy morning
and evening Elijah was fed by- tho rav
ens, who brought him bread to eat."
Lucy, aed four: "And was tho bread
o s s
Pay ma-tor General Cutter, of tho
United Stares navy, says he will be elig-'
ible for nlirement 111 August next,
when he will be G2 years old, at which
age ofiicers of tho" navy must retire.
There is no question of waiting for a
vacancy on the retired list in the navy,
as is the case in the army. Ho and his
family will continue to livo in Wash
ington. German Feast Eread.
When fresh German or compressed
yeast can be obtained, a very nice light
bread can I c made and bake 1 in about
three hours time. For two laro loaves
of bread use three pounds of flour, one
quart of lukewarm water, ono table
spoonful of salt and two ounces of
yeast; dissolve thy yeat in the water;
add to it enough of the flour to make a
batter thick enough to hold the drops
from the stirring-spoon when they are
shaken from its surface, and set this
batter or sponge near the stove to rise;
it must bo placed where the hand can
be laid without burning, and must bo
covered with a folded towel. When it '
is light ami foaming mix in the rest of
the flour and salt, and knead it for tive
minutes, using enough more Hour to
keep it from sticking to the hands or to
the bread-board, upon which it is
kneaded; form it into two loaves, placo
them in separate pans near tho stove,
and let them grow double in size; then
prick them with a fork and bake them
for an hour in a moderate oven, taking
care that they do not burn.
Th bee is said to be a resident of any
clinirite of the globe. It will prosper in
hollow trees in Canada, where mercury
will freeze in the open air, as well as at